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Author Haroutunian, Harry L., author.

Title Not as prescribed : recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults / Harry Haroutunian, MD ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Betty Ford.

Publication Info. Center City, MN : Hazelden, 2016.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.29084 HAR    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    362.29084 HAR    Available
Description xii, 188 pages ; 25 cm.
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Summary "The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, "Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement" or "Mom still has pain and needs her pills." Maybe so, but consider, an estimated 17% of people aged 60-plus struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Older adults are now hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks. In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, provides you with the vital information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to: Clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap Identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction Understand the unique treatment needs of older adults Get the help you--as a caregiver or loved one--need to cope with your loved ones' addiction. This essential guide can help you transform a state of stress and chaos to a place of understanding and compassion"-- Provided by publisher.
"In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director of the Licensed Health Professionals Program at the Betty Ford Center, provides you with the information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap; identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction; understand the unique treatment needs of older adults; and get the help you--as a caregiver or loved one--need to cope with your loved one's addiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Older people -- Alcohol use -- United States.
Older people -- Drug use -- United States.
Alcoholism counseling -- United States.
Drug addiction -- Treatment -- United States.
Other Form: Online version: Haroutunian, Harry L., author. Not as prescribed. Center City, MN : Hazelden, 2016 9781616496289 (DLC) 2016005186
ISBN 9781616496272 (paperback)
1616496274 (paperback)

 
    
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